Panasonic has announced the AE4000, at a price of $1,999. And our review of the Vivitek H1080FD has just been posted.
The review of Panasonic AE4000 is posted on the home page. This product was under wraps until yesterday, so we were unable to say anything about it. But we've been shooting it out against many of the other new home theater projectors we have in house. We are busy preparing notes on the comparisons between them, so competitive data will follow soon.
The review of the Vivitek H1080FD was delayed due to work on the AE4000, but it is now online as well. This model is duking it out with the Optoma HD20 at the entry level price point of $999. The HD20 has a 4x speed wheel, whereas the H1080FD is 3x. Those sensitive to rainbow artifacts will want to take that into account. However, if you are not bothered by rainbows, the H1080FD has some advantages to consider. At any rate, don't miss this review if you are considering your first 1080p model at a budget price.